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Live the Moment

April 6, 2011

Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust Lady 31 mm is elegant


datejust lady 31mm

The gracefully feminine new Rolesor models in the Oyster Perpetual Datejust Lady 31 mm collection are elegant, refined and fresh. These delicate gems for daily wear are an invitation to share in their carefree youthfulness and celebrate with brio the marriage of their materials — precious stones, 18 ct gold and 904L steel — and colours.


These new Lady 31 mm models in yellow, white and Everose Rolesor are available with a wide range of dials and decors. The floral motifs on the dark rhodium, and champagne and pink dials give pleasing volume to the dial.

Available with either a fluted bezel or domed bezel set with 24 or 46 brilliants, the gem-set Roman numeral hour marker at 6 o’clock adds a fascinating, singular touch to a watch that makes every minute an escape from time. Price  Rs.6, 98,300

Available at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Time Avenue, Bandra.


Slim Beauty

August 4, 2010

Zenith Elite 681 Ultra Thin stuns with its classic look

This extra slim (3.81mm) classically handsome model, called Elite 681 Ultra Thin from Zenith, features a new ultra-thin 40mm-diameter case with a self-winding calibre, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensures a 50-hour power reserve.

elite ultra thin

The case comes in a choice of 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel, while the sapphire crystal back provides a fascinating view of the movement with its tungsten oscillating weight adorned with a “Côtes de Genève” pattern.

The domed sapphire watch glass is glareproofed on both sides to enhance readability of the facetted hour-markers, sword-shaped hour and minutes hands as well as small seconds at 9 o’clock. This admirably restrained dial is available in silver, black, slate-grey sunray or white-lacquered versions, as well as three limited editions (brown sunray, silver sunray with diamond hour-markers and black sunray with diamond hour-markers).

Fitted with a rubber-lined black/brown alligator strap it is equipped with an 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel pin buckle. Price: Rs. 503,000

Available at Chennai: Helvetica, Spencer Plaza, T: 28490013, New Delhi:  Johnson Watch Co. (C.P.) T: 41513121 – Johnson Watch Co. (South Ex.) T: 24642255, Mumbai: Times of Lord, Kemps Corner, T: 23695254.

RD takes it Easy

May 14, 2010

Tweet: Roger Dubuis EasyDiver Collection brings sophistication to leisure

How about housing a tourbillon inside a sports watch? Roger Dubuis did it in 2004 and soon became a new benchmark. Pursuing this avant-garde path, Roger Dubuis combined noble metals with moulded rubber, which it used on the bezel and crown of its new EasyDiver collection. The EasyDiver model is distinguished by its fluted bezel with large Arabic numbers against a contrasting background and by its triple lugs, features immediately associated with the brand. The robust steel case with a 46mm diameter houses an automatic mechanical movement meeting standards to carry the Poinçon de Genève. The dial, with its black sunray background, is dominated by a large luminescent Arabic numeral at 12 o’clock, while the applied hourmarkers, which are also luminescent, frame the small seconds counter. The black flange has a white transfer minute-circle.

easy diver chrono

The magnificent column-wheel chronograph movement highlights this brand-new steel case with its black and orange moulded rubber. The dial, with its silvered sunburst background, features applique numbers at 12 and letters at 6. For added depth, it opens onto two satin-finished zones above and below the black counters. The chronograph pushers feature orange and black moulded rubber elements to complement the bezel. The rubber strap is fitted with a steel folding buckle. This exclusive model which comes in a limited series of 280 is priced at Rs 15,90k.

easy diver ladies

At the very centre of the dial’s purple background is a clou de Paris motif encircled by white mother-of-pearl. The small seconds rotates at the heart of a purple counter that is also encircled by white mother-of-pearl. A white minute circle is displayed on the flange. The steel case, set with 36 diamonds, houses a self-winding mechanical movement with a steel folding buckle and comes in a limited series of 888 is priced at Rs 7,70k.

Available at Time Avenue, Mumbai, T: +91 22 2655 2828 and Kapoor Watch Co. New Delhi, T: +91 11 4134 5678

Dior Design

May 13, 2010

Tweet: Mini D De Dior carries the poetic signature of Dior fine  jewellery

la mini d de dior

A woman who borrows the watch of a man so that she might think about him … This is how the 70’s inspired La D De Dior was born in 2003. And now comes the 19mm Mini D De Dior “Snow set” Diamonds. Its vivacious style, precious stones, noble and eternal metals together with its lacquered finishing all carry the poetic signature of Dior fine Jewellery. In the mini format 19mm with steel, yellow or pink gold set on a stain strap it wittily revisits Haute Couture’s taste for fairytale proportions. And when it paves its dial with leopard patterns in sapphires or diamonds and black lacquer, it pays tribute to Mitza Bricard Christian Dior’s own elegant muse.  Price : Rs 6,60,000

Available at Johnson’s Watch Co    A-12  South Extension, Part-I, New Delhi and Watches of Switzerland    231, Link Corner Building, Shop no.2, Linking Road, Bandra(W), Mumbai

Watch Me Red!

April 8, 2010

Briefly: Dior Christal’s 33m and 38mm in pink gold red alligator strap

dior christal pink gold 33mm

Dior Christal advocates sophisticated watch making that sees each of its watches as a piece of couture. An alternative to the Dior Christal pink gold with rubber strap the new watches come with a new strap in alligator for a more elegant version. This timepiece is luxurious, feminine and made of elegant materials. It has softness of pink gold associated to a diamonds and white sapphire crystal bezel alligator strap with a 3-blade unfolding buckle in pink gold. The 33mm, a very elegant and feminine timepiece, is in pink with gold alligator strap available in five different shades of red. Both are water resistance to 50mts.

dior christal pink gold 38mm

The 38mm chronograph has a luxurious and sporty look with alligator strap available in five different shades of red. Both are in curved sapphire crystal with white lacquered dial in golden finishes, and date at 4’o clock.   The 33mm is priced at Rs 7,10k while 38mm is priced at Rs 900k

Available at Johnson’s Watch Co    A-12 South Extension, Part-I, New Delhi; and Watches of Switzerland, 231, Link Corner Building, Shop no.2, Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai